Comments on: Making money off free content, Boomerang edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EconomistDuNord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31497 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 02:58:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31497 By the way, everyone should use Adblock on Felix’s site. It makes it load much more cleanly and quickly.

Also, that way all the advertisers can be assured they’re getting little value for their money here.

Don’t worry, Felix won’t get fired. He lives in a fairyworld where everything should be free, and where somehow people make a magic fairly living off giving things away or having their content stolen.

Felix probably has an equation showing that the more people steal your stuff and/or the less they pay for it, the more money you make.

It’s Felix’s fairyland analog to supply-side economics, and we all know how well that worked out.

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By: EconomistDuNord http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31496 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 02:51:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31496 Another ridiculous “no creative person ever need be paid” argument by Felix, who should (and does) know correlation does not equal causation.

Who knows how many books would be sold if he hadn’t told everyone about the free sites. I would have bought it. But I never will now that I can just get it for free.

Economics doesn’t stop working, Felix, just cause you like free stuff and don’t care about incentivizing creative work.

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By: y2kurtus http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31434 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 02:12:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31434 A beautifully illistrated point Felix…

I find it ironic that the two shows I watch on NFLX most are national geographic documentaries for me and PBS shows for the kids… both air on free tv… having them there on demand in an easy to use format is the best $10 I can spend on entertainment.

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By: qq13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31427 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:43:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31427 Irony anyone?

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By: GRRR http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31426 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:27:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31426 Nice pun.

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By: Christofurio http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31425 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 22:07:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31425 The title “Offensive Euro-National Stereotypes Packaged as Analysis” seemed a bit gangly.

Also, after his travels, he came back to California in the end. Like … some kind of curved stick might.

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By: david3 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/10/03/making-money-off-free-content-boomerang-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-31424 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 21:55:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=10307#comment-31424 My best guess on the title, Boomerang, comes from a May 1993 article titled The Debt Boomerang in the New Internationalist magazine. Issue 243. The author, economist Susan George, posits that there are six boomerangs.

http://www.newint.org/features/1993/05/0 5/keynote/

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